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Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
obama talked about his commitment to rail and that really kind of died and there wasn't a comprehensive support for that as well as other state-to-state initiatives. so i'm wondering if you have a comment on the power of states uniting around transportation infrastructure and if you also see that as one of the economic drivers. i think we all know about innovation, creativity and those things as economic drivers. but if you can't move from place to place and be mobile, that's really an obstacle for our business community. >> first, thanks for sharing your story. i think that's absolutely awesome. and i'm going to tuck that away and reflect on your comments for the rest of the day and week and month because you're really what this effort is all about. we now have some state and local leaders. we just did a phone call in the last few days we had lieutenant governors, secretary of the state, senators, representatives, mayors on the line probably numbering 300 plus and we're just getting going. so we're doing this every month having a phone call and sharing ideas in the run-up to next july
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
infrastructure. being so excited when president obama talked about his commitment. there's and comprehensive support for that as well as other state-to-state initiatives. i wonder if you have the comment on the power of states uniting if youinfrastructure and see that as one of the economic drivers? i think we all know about innovation, creativity, and most things are economic drivers, if ou can't move from place to place and be mobile, that's eally an obstacle for our business community. >> going to tuck that away. we have state and local leaders. we did a phone call in the last few days. we had lieutenant governor, secretary of the state, senators, representatives, ayors on the line, probably numbers 300 plus. we're getting going. we're doing this every month, having a known call and sharing next july e runup to 23rd where as evan said, we're oing to have the first ever of its kind state and local gathering. be sure to read that. labels people here in the audience. raise your hands. feel free to talk to any of them about the questions you have. side, it frastructure seemed disingenuous whe
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Dec 3, 2013 9:00pm EST
clause become a favored talking of an arrayponents of obama administration policies and actions. efforts, or at least the ones with which i am reality -- alln these efforts to import the constitution into what are in reality political and policy attacks, are really rhetorical. they mocked the text and original meaning of the take care clause. flout supreme court president and they contradict the existing practice of all presidencies, republican implementat to regulatory programs. critics fault the obama things,ration for many but essentially, two kinds of things. one, making necessary adjustments in timing of laws,entation of particularly the affordable care act. second, in matching immigration and enforcement priorities with resources and practical humanitarian and other exigencies. exercising presidential judgment for such reasons is precisely constitution requires. is precisely what the framers established athey separate executive branch under the direction of a nationally elected president and charged him to take care that the laws be faithfully executed. look at onea quick
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 12:30pm EST
veterans. why can't you put something in place to stop that? and my comment is everybody is keep talking about president obama, they're blaming president obama for this and that, but the one thing that they have to remember, everybody has to remember that he can't do it alone. he can't do anything by himself. thank you, and i'll hear your comment. >> guest: well, certainly on your last point, that's right. i think that there has to be a bipartisan solution to our budget problems. one of the things that -- a positive aspect about the budget deal that seems to be developing, small though it is, is that it would be an instance in which the democrats and the republicans have agreed on on something and that the white house presumably is okay with. so it may be a short deal, but at least it would be something that had bipartisan support. on the food stamp question, you know, i think that food stamp costs, you know, went up with the economy. when the economy went down, you know, that raises food stamp expenditures because more people need the assistance. some of that is coming down, but there's
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 12:00am EST
and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. and so those are the guys i wanted to talk to. they were quites with the leaflet. the ideas. so i said to them, like, is this your stuff? and yeah, who are you? i'm academic. i'm a researcher and i'm doing a research on these organizations. these ideas trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and asked me question. and i said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. so what here is my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. it is -- look, you will not convince me. ly not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table i want to understand why you think the way you do. >>> "downward mobility." small business owners testified wednesday before the house small business committee on the effect of the health care law. this is an hour and 45 minutes. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> good afternoon. i call this meeting to order. as we are all well aware, the health care law requires businesses th
CSPAN
Dec 10, 2013 4:00am EST
not in pain after they stop the congressional clock. we are talking manipulation, harassment, hell, two years of work, and one vote passage a fast track. that delegation, and it ended in 2007. president obama is now going to try, he says, to get fast track again. what exactly is fast track and how does it work? this is the story. once it is in effect congress delegates over to the president the following five separate parties that previously were in the authority of congress. one, to unilaterally take our trade partners. for instance, that is how we get columbia kaj country whenever should have been negotiating a trade agreement with, as they are the number one side of unionist assassinations in the world. one country, more than all the other countries together. our trade partner. only because fast track allowed george w. bush unilaterally picks as country. pick the country, set the terms. fast-track is negotiating objectives. we heard there not enforceable. fast track the created nafta and wto, negotiating objective requiring mandatory labor standards. are there labor standards in
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your rights to own guns and obama is doing this and obamacare is terrible. those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said, who are you? pedantic -- i am an academic researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas, trying to understand these, and i study men who believe this stuff. and they looked at me suspiciously and said, sort of asked me questions. i just said, look, here is what i am. i don't get it. here is my job, i went to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. look, you will not convince me, and i will not convince you. that is off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality, michael kimmel on the fear, anxiety, and rage of angry white men, part of book tv, this weekend on c-span two. >> now representative greg walden, chairman of the house energy subcommittee on communications and technology on his
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am EST
obama and the patriot act, warrantless surveillance in the bush administration and things like that. i must say that everything we are talking about today is laughable in my opinion in the context of these problems. i am particularly struck by the overwhelming hypocrisy of the claim that the president in interpreting the law and in refusing to interpret the law in the way that would drive a stake through the law is not enforced. it's amending that he and force the law in the way that the person making the demand is not taking care and must be painfully executed. it's to the president to interpret the law within the boundaries that he has in a way that makes practical implementation of the law to fluctuate the will of the congress and the fact people that want to sabotage the wall and for if no it not to work ane no bones about it save he is not obeying this particular sentence in order to make it work. talk about hypocrisy. let me ask a question. have you made this statement i want to ask mr. lazarus the following question. the judge in the district of columbia circuit recently in the
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2013 6:00am EST
apologies. i talked to a constituency that worked for the bush white house and who's job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years and i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i have a question on that, but i'm out of time. i do think there's a disappointed with the president not being engaged. >> they are concerned about the executive power. when the executive is a republican. >> each party needs to care about these issues a lot more when they are owned, someone from their own party occupies the white house. >> my time is expired. i will give it back to you or your. >> thto. >> the chair will recognize the gentleman from tennessee. >> i have missed some of this hearing although i caught some of it on the magic of video television. i was interested in the gentleman that mentioned the possibility of impeachment. is that accurate? >> i can't remember if i brought that up. >> what context would you have brought that up? spit in response to a question. i'm not sure if i did or -- >> can someone on the panel refres
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
for will lining up for the talks. >> you have the leadership and oversight of the intelligence community. why in your view did the intelligence community as well as many analysts misjudged assad's staying power with? my in august 2011, president obama said he must step aside. why do you think that happened, because that may have attempted to some of the problems we have policy?yria >> they completely misread iran to russia's commitment keeping us in power. when you have intelligence providers to assad, the leverage that gave him and staying power was limited. i think both of those were not factored in. if you look at it from recent history lesson here, when you look at what happened in libya, you can see all the formulations of why he was going to go quickly. they took that, plopped it over in serious and said it was going to be syria. you have the same elements happening in serious that you had in libya with that huge exception of this commitment of iran not to let it go, and the russians cannot let it go. they needed a warm water port and it was their last toehold in the midd
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 10:30am EST
outside when president obama talked about his commitment to rail. that kind of died. there wasn't a comprehensive support for that as well as other state to state initiatives. and so i'm wondering if you have a comment on the power of states uniting around transportation infrastructure? and if you also see it as one of the economic drivers. i think we all know about innovation, creativity and those things but if you can't move from place to place in the mobile, that's really an obstacle for our business community. >> first of our, thanks for sharing your story. i think that's awesome. i'm going to talk about the way and reflect on your comment for the rest of the day. because you are really what this is all about. we now have some state and local theaters. we did a few phone calls in the last few days. we had lieutenant governors, sectors of state, senators, representatives, mayors on the line, cobbling numbering 300 plus and we're just getting going. we are doing this every month having a phone call and sharing ideas in the run up to next july 23 where, as evan said, we're going to
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00pm EST
have to find the resources to finance those projects. >> in your talks with president obama today, did he give support for the peace talks with farc? >> definitely, yes, and i appreciate that very much. he has been supporting the peace prosays. he was one of the first ones to know about the peace process when there was a secret and nobody knew about them. i shared that secret with him when he went to colombia during the head of summit, and the whole government is extremely sportive of the peace process. >> today, the farc call for an international conference to incomes the u.s. and europe. what is your reaction to the request? >> the discussion on the fight and war against drugs have been on the agenda for a long time. as a matter of fact, we put this on the agenda in the summit, which approved a mandate to the oes, discussing with the oes today about this spesk issue. we made a big exercise and analysis and scenarios that happened. they take different actions. these scenarios should be used as an input for worldwide discussion on this issue. the question is are we doing the best we ca
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 9:00pm EST
a serious problem given the obama care law. we need to help people. that's what i am talking about, not talking about the politics of it. i am talking about what is on the minds of millions of americans as they lose the coverage they can afford. people int to help this country when it comes to >> theealth care. governor of kentucky spoke to us this morning. kentucky is not the center of democratic politics in america, as mitch mcconnell observed. thousands of people are signing up in kentucky successfully. thousands of people are coming forward. thousands of people coming in new york and california all over this country who say they want the assurance. we haven't had much replaced. we have had a lot of repeal. three congresses ago he is talking about it. all we have had is repeal. there ought to be an alternative the other side offers. frankly, they have not done it. glad to move to another subject. i would tell him the majority of the american people in poll after poll say they don't want it repealed. they want assurance it is going to work, but they don't want it repealed. even t
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2013 8:30pm EST
meeting in vienna this week to continue talks on its nuclear program. next a former obama administration adviser former national security pfizer to president carter in new york times columnist thomas friedman. cbs news bob schieffer moderated this hour-long event. >> thank you also much. i must say i am really, and this is because of the panelists we have here today, this crowd is unbelievable. don't you guys agree? i thought we would have a few homeless people looking for a place to get warm. [laughter] but you have one of the largest turnouts we have had for one of these and we really have some experts here today. dr. brzezinski everyone knows counselor at csis jimmy carter's carter's national security pfizer research professor at ais at johns hopkins so we certainly are glad to have him and robert einhorn, assistant secretary for proliferation during the carter administration, right bob? >> that was the clinton administration. >> then you were an arms control adviser to president obama. >> secretary clinton. >> and secretary clinton so we are glad to have you or kings.
CSPAN
Dec 3, 2013 10:00am EST
understanding the take care clause has become a favorite talking point with opponents within the array of the obama administration policy actions. all of these efforts or at least the ones with which i am familiar are in reality all these efforts to import the constitution into it are in reality political policy impacts are rhetorical make waves. they cloud the long-established presence and contradict the practice of all presidencies republican and democratic to implement complex and consequential bigotry programs as the congressman pointed out. these critics fault the obama administration that the centrally for two kind of things. one making the necessary adjustments in the timing and implementation in the law and especially in the affordable care act matching immigration enforcement priorities with available resources and practical humanitarian and other. but exercising presidential judgment for such reasons is precisely what the constitution requires. what the framers requested in the executive branch under the protection of the nationally elected president and charged him to take care tha
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00pm EST
in the overall foreign policy challenges that the obama administration faces. after that, the center for public integrity talking about financial disclosure requirements for state supreme court judges. then, a discussion about genetically modified foods with new york university professor mary ann nestle. it will also look for your reaction, as always, by phone, e-mail, and twitter. live every day at 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> the white house has president obama and the first lady will go to south africa next week to pay their respects to the memory of the late nelson mandela. also on friday, former secretary of state hillary clinton talked about the former south african president's legacy. here is some of what she said. >> we meet on that day after the loss of a giant among us, someone who, by the power of his example, demonstrated that unequivocally how each of us can choose how we will respond to those in justice's and grievances, those sorrows and tragedy's that afflict all of humankind. nelson mandela will be remembered for many things. he will be, certainly, remember
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
trying to take guns.our the government is doing this and obama is doing that. those were the guys i wanted to talk to. they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. them, is this your stuff? academic.m in an a researcher doing research on these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. they looked at me suspiciously -- asked some questions. i said, here is what i am. it but here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your worldview. you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that is off the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and equality, michael campbell on the fears, anxieties and rage of angry white men. sunday night at 9:00 this weekend on c-span 2. >> private insurance plans offered to seniors as an option to medicare. the affordable care act will rebates the federal government pays to medicare advantage plans. is 2.5 hours. >> an alternative to the original medicare fee-for- service provides health care coverage to medicare beneficiaries through privat
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 4:00pm EST
the government has tried to take away their license to own guns. obama during the setup and obama cares terrible. but those are the guys they wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflet, the ideas. i said to them, is this your stuff? they said yeah, who're you. i said i do not .. i'm doing research on these organizations commend these ideas and try to understand. he looked at me suspiciously and said asked me questions. i said look, here's what i am. i don't get it. here's my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand that your worldview -- book, you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table as i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> last month, epa administrator gina mccarthy testified before the house science committee on the agencies will science and technology activities. the committee examine the policy of transparency practices on clean air and water acts and hydraulic fracturing or cracking. we bring you that kerry now. i'm not [inaudible conversations] >> to c
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 10:00pm EST
much. [applause] [applause] >>> up next on c-span two connecticut democratic governor talk about the u.s. education system. and later a discussion about forensic and genetic at the u.s. legal system. >>> the house panel look at president obama's use of executive power and making change to the health care law. constitutional scholars will testify. live coverage from the house judiciary tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. >>> and later in the day, a house subcommittee on global health will hear about the u.s. response to typhoon that hit the philippines in november. that's live at 3:00 p.m. eastern also on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] good afternoon, everyone. i'm going go ahead and get started. how are you doing this afternoon? i'm director of education policy studies here at the american enterprise institute. happy to welcome all of do you join us today for this promising and, i think, intriguing conversation with connecticut governor. i'm delighted to have you with us and those of you watching at home either via live stream or on c-span2. the #for
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 6:00am EST
this and obama is doing that and obamacare's terrible. so those were the guys i want to talk to because they were the cries with leaflets, the i just to spice to them, the city where you? i said i'm an academic. i'm a researcher and sending research on these organizations, these ideas and trying to understand the guys about. the and studying men who believe this stuff. a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, asked the question. but i just had look, here's what i am. i don't get it. but here's my job. i wonder step how you guys view the world. i want to understand your worldview. look, you will not convince me and i will not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and gender equality. michael kimmel on the fears, anxieties and rage of "angry white men" sunday night at nine on "after words." part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >> a house panel question federal energy regulators about safeguards to defend the electric grid against cyberattacks. the federal energy regu
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
are over there fighting in iraq? we always talk about israel does, israel back. they would not even do president obama. he can't dance and a or forget the coalition. they should have been the first one with her coalition. >> guest: first thing, christian, what is real we didn't want to miss her coalition because there's some problems between israel and palestine and would make things more complex and we would have been able to get a lot of our partners and allies that we got in iraq and afghanistan. i think israel understands that. at the same time, israel helped us to the wars in iraq and afghanistan with intelligence and things like that. putting them in the coalition and have been israeli boots on the ground in these countries, would have had more gesture meant that benefit. number two, president bush didn't kill any soldiers, marines or sailors. radical islamic terrorist state. we are to iraq for the right reasons and we know now that aside has used these chemical weapons that iraq had, the iraqi chemical weapons went straight to syria and assad has had them since. i think we we
CSPAN
Dec 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
the witnesses, and it's kind of a breath of fresh air to hear that we're talking now about fixing and looking at ways where we could improve the implementation of health care. so it's great to know finally that we are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] >> it is time to ensure our collective bargaining laws so students have a level playing field to organize for a better deal for workers and wages for the battle class. [applause] is time to pass the paycheck fairness act. [applause] it is time to pass the employment nondiscrimination act so workers cannot be fired for who they are or what they love. [applause] and even though we bring manufacturing jobs back to america, we are creating more good paying jobs in business services and education and health care. we know that we will have greater portion of our people in the service sector. guido's that there are fast food workers, the ai
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am EST
. >> very succinct. we talked a lot about the 50. there are a lot of companies in that 40-plus, going to 50, wanting to go to 75, and under obama care, this arbitrary selection of 50 now defining a large corporation doesn't fit with the entrepreneurial spirit. so in the same, you know, what do you think, yes or no, do you think we should increase beyond 50 the number of ftes that would trigger the affordable care act? i don't know if it's 100 or 150, but do you believe that 50 is too low and stifles job creation, and, therefore, we as congress should increase it to a number higher than 50? >> i think the bright line test of a certain number of people is the wrong test. you need a facts and circumstances test on who has day-to-day control. if you increase it to 50, the same thing that happens beyond -- that happens at 50 will happen beyond 50, whether there's 75, 100, 150 or 500. >> ms. bogardos? >> as for the 50-employee rule, i agree increasing it would alleviate a number of issues, but there would have to be a change to the statute itself. >> mr. winstanley? >> i think the challenge co
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 12:00pm EST
curriculum but now is being attacked as if barack obama himself has come up with this common core. having said that, i think that i'll use the numbers, you know, by survey in connecticut. 72% of teachers in the affected areas -- so we're talking about math, science, we're talking about literacy -- embrace it. 72%. only 2 or 3 -- you know, depending on how the question is asked, only 2 or 3% think that it will lead to lower or worse result. and the other bunch just not taking a position. so when you have that kind of embracing of that concept and when teachers and administrators have had enough time to look at what's, what people want to emphasize, then i think they're moving in the right direction. we're certainly seeing that in connecticut. no large scale movement to delay or abandon common core. i think there's a recognition that we need to hold ourselves accountable for success. >> excuse me. as you think about the common core, what are the couple of key strengths that you think it offers? or is there anything in particular about the implementation that you're nervous about? >>
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00pm EST
guns, obama is doing that and obama is that and obama care is awful. talk to them. they said, who are you? i'm an academic, a researcher. research about these organizations and ideas. i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them said -- they looked at me suspiciously and and i said, tions look here's what i am. don't get it. but here's my job. i want to understand how you see the world. i want to understand your world view. you will not convince me. you.l not convince that's the table. i want to understand why you think the way you do. downward mobility, racial and gender equality. "angry white men," sunday night 9:00 on "after words" part of c-span 2. > vice president biden is in asia this week. his trip comes eight days after would required it all aircraft travelling through the zone previously recognized air space to al dentify themselves as chinese authorities. asked jay carney was about this. you can see all of his remarks at c-span.org. here's a look. remains ited states announced hat china the air defense identification zone. provocative to be a attempt to unilat
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
. columbian president was in washington this week for talks with president obama. on tuesday, he spoke at the national press club about his country's free trade agreement with the u.s., the war on drugs, and peace talks with columbian rebels. this is an hour. >>> good afternoon. welcome to the national press club. my name is angela keane. i'm a reporter for "bloomberg news" and the 106th president of the national press club. we are the world's leading professional organization for journalists committed to our profession's future through our programming with the event such as this, while fostering a free press worldwide. for more information about the national press club, please visit our website at www.press.org. to donate to programs offered to the public through the national press club journalism institute. on behalf of our members worldwide, i would like to welcome our speaker and those in the audience today. if you hear applause, i note that members of the general public are also attending. so it's not necessarily evidence of a lack of journalistic objectivity. i would like to welc
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Dec 5, 2013 8:00am EST
obama's doing that, and obamacare's terrible. so those were the guys i wanted to talk to because they were the guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said to them, you know -- [inaudible] and they said who are you, and i said, actually, i'm a researcher, and i'm doing research on these organizations, these ideas and trying to understand the guise about it, and i'm actually studying men who believe stuff. and they, you know, a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and sort of asked me questions. and i just said, look, here's what i am, you know? i don't get it. so -- but here's my job, i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand your world view. look, you will not convince me, and i will not convince you. that that's off the table. what is on the table is i want to understand why you think the way you do. >> downward mobility, racial and gender equality, michael kimmel on the fears, anxiety the fews and range of angry white men sunday night at 9 on "after words" part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >>> randi weingarten, president of the american federati
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Dec 4, 2013 4:00pm EST
about the relationship between president obama's cabinet and his closest ally. the cover story in the new "politico" magazine. susan is the editor and editor in chief john harris are with us today to talk about it. let me begin with you. why did you decide to launch a magazine? >> "politico" -- first i thank you. i'm happy to be here to talk about the project. everyone is very excited about the content and we're excited about susan the distinguished career as washington editor. we're excited to have her on the team. the reason we launched the mag diseent consistent with the larger mission. "politico" is about to turn 7 years old. we've had as our mission for sometime we want to be washington's dominant news room for coverage of national politics and policy making here in washington we want to be the dominant player in that. it's a vigorous competition day in day out. in order win the competition we need to do a lot of things well. historically when "politico" got started back then when we were an organization of 55 people. now an of organization of almost 300 people. from day one
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Dec 5, 2013 10:00am EST
-span2, senate judiciary committee chair patrick leahy from vermont to talk about the obama administration's policy on human rights as was future congressional action. he will appear at the second annual human rights summit hosted by the group human rights first. >> friday on c-span "washington journal" looks at the mission and role of the national institutes of health. starting live at 730 am eastern. >> all with your calls and comments live on c-span. >> as you walk in the our tables out in front with lots of pamphlets, prior to entering the country. the pamphlets are how the government is trying to take away your right to own guns, the government is doing this and obama is doing that and obamacare's table. so those with the kind i wanted to talk to because those with guys with the leaflets, the ideas. so i said -- i said i'm an academic. i'm research and funding research on these organizations t,these ideas and trying to understand the guys. and i study men who believe this stuff. and a bunch of them looked at me suspiciously and said, so to ask questions but and i just h
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Dec 2, 2013 10:00am EST
, legacy. legacy he talks about before and after he leaves office. to rule obamaing and hillary. they were trying to protect folks through consistent lies using various people as spokespeople and also the perception that they did not need, that they were so successful, we did not have to increase any security. . also,ond issue guest: bill pointed out correctly that this was a country in libya that the united states and benghazi in particular, that the united states put its military resources into to help and free from gaddafi. whereh its turnaround, the american ambassador and three others were killed, has to be seen as a problem. that is something that she will have to explain repeatedly if you decide to take a run for office. host: oscar right in on twitter. can we talk about his legacy midway through? tost: the white house begins look at its own legacy. the president starts to look ahead and count years and months and what does he most want to be remembered for by the time he .eaves office it is on the white house's mind. oscar has a good point. yetannot some of his legacy bu
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Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
for drug interdiction. is it something you talked about with president obama today? we value extreme lit help the u.s. has give us. colombia has been extremely useful. i say not because of the quantity. when you add up what colombia has given us versus what we have had to invest ourselves. it's very small percentage. the quality of that help in terms of intelligence, practical ways to be more effective in, for example, the fight against drug trafficking has been very useful. it's knowledge we have already acquired. and as i mentioned, it's a knowledge we are sharing with other countries. and in a way what we doing with the u.s. is lowering the cost and expanding and strengthening the results through what you would say a proxy procedure where by colombia is -- the help of the u.s. and in that case you can make the resources much more efficient. >> is the u.s. going in the right direction by evolving from security aid to economic development? health and what more should the u.s. be doing? >> well, i think they are going in the right direction. they should never ignore that the security
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Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
millions of americans who are very unhappy for health options care under obama care. >> i am not surprised the majority leader wants to talk about health care. much of that legislation he is all the times the republican party has tried to repeal health care. clear thisake it will is a very positive though for the american people. the bill to which the gentle man refers covered less than 3 million people of the 30 million to 40 million people who have no insurance. tens of millions of people i predict by the middle of next going to be having coverage and health care insurance because we passed this bill. he is right. the rollout is terrible. in president is disappointed that. it is being worked on. he doesn't recall the rollout of the subscription drug hill. -- bill. medicaret recall that had a tough rollout for a couple years. i am not saying they don't believe it. there are people who say we ought to not have medicare. the fact of the matter is the health-care bill is going to work, but it is interesting that when you ask a specific question , it passed in a bipartisan fashion o
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Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
far. and the overall foreign-policy challenges the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentuckyak
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Dec 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
the foreign -- obama faces.tration lac and we will talk about supreme court judges. and genetically modified foods with new york university professor marian nussle. we will look for your reaction by phone, e-mail, and twitter. tonight, republican senator rand paul of kentucky speaking at the detroit economic club about jobs and the economy. former secretaries of state madeleine albright and hillary clinton come a remembering south african president nelson mandela. and a white house briefing with secretary jay carney. >> the book affairs events from washington, putting you in the room at congressional hearings, white house event, briefings, and conferences. and complete gavel-to-gavel coverage of the u.s. house. we are c-span, created by the cable tv industry and funded by your local cable or satellite provider. now you can watch us in hd. >> republican senator rand paul at the detroit economic club. some have considered him as a presidential candidate although he himself has not made any formal announcement. this event is part of the road to the white house 2016 coverage. [applause]
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Dec 3, 2013 2:00am EST
obama himself adopting this common core. a survey in connecticut, 72% of teachers, we are talking about literacy --e, embrace it. only two percent or three percent inc. it will lead to lower or worse results. others are not taking up position. when you have that embracing of a concept and teachers and administrators have had the time to look at what people want to inhasize, they are moving the right direction. we have seen no movement to abandon our common core. we need to hold ourselves accountable for success. >> it you think about the common core? what are the key strengths? about thenything implementation you are nervous about? >> there are fewer things but deeper. the ability to use those things we are learning successfully. whether it is in support of or inal thinking mathematics being able to answer promptly, i think that is the real strength. i think one-size-fits-all has not been working particularly well. we do it in the hopes that they will devote the rest of their to the education system. that was not working as well as it needed to on an international the united state
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Dec 10, 2013 6:00am EST
tweeted -- i did not know that you tweeted -- and you said obama/kerry, best team since bush/baker. >> well, i think there is something to that. [laughter] >> talk about that. >> we are all engaged in the numbers. one can only decipher what might be the motors of particular maneuvers. i think it is fair to say that prime minister netanyahu not -- ithe agreement think he was surprised when it did. a lot of people were surprise. there was an agreement not just between the united states and iran, although those were the principal parties, but an agreement that involves russia and china and europe. , and i think that is a very important step forward, in the sense that it creates a in awork on which to build sense, it is an outcome that is vaguely being previewed, without being overly specific. i think we all have a common notrest in iran deteriorating as a total social failure, fundamentalist extremists, and a source of violence. that is shared by many israelis, and this is why the israeli public, as far as i can sense, is not all that enthused with netanyahu's tactics or assertions. >
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Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
just had a democrat walk-in. i retract my statement. my apologies. i talked to constituent who worked for the bush white house whose job it was to lobby with congress and i met with somebody from the obama administration exactly twice in three years. i do think it is the president's duty to engage. i had a question on that but i am out of time. i do think there is a disappointment with the president not being engaged. >> republicans are concerned about executive power when the executive is up to. democrats are concerned about abuses when the executive is a republican. they need to care about issues lot more when someone from their own party occupies the white house and not just someone from the opposite party. >> i will give it back to you. >> thank you. i have missed some of this hearing and i caught some of it on the magic of video, television. joan --terested, the gentlemen had mentioned the possibility of impeachment or impeachable offenses. is that accurate? >> i cannot remember if i brought that up. i may have. >> in what context did you bring that up question mark >> in respons
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Dec 3, 2013 4:00pm EST
away the right to own gun and government is doing this and obama is doing this and bach is terrible. those are the kinds i wanted to talk to. they were the guys with the leaflet. i said to them, you know, is this your stuff? they said yeah who are you? i said twailt i'm a comeek and researcher and i'm doing research on the organizations. these ideas and trying to understand the guy -- and studying men who believe this stuff. and they, you know, most of them looked at me suspiciously and asked me questions. and i said, look, here is what i am. you know, i don't get it. so here is my job. i want to understand how you guys see the world. i want to understand that your world view. look, you will not convince me. and not convince you. that's off the table. what is on the table, i want to understand why you think the way you do. "downward mobility." racial and gender-equality. michael on the fear, anxiety, and rage of angry white men. sunday night at 9:00 on after words. part of booktv this weekend on c-span2. >>> the house committee on higher education held a hearing today on increasing
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Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
talk about israel this, israel that. not join our coalition. you're making fun of president obama, he cannot have anybody follow or get in the coalition. israel should have been the first ones with the coalition. we do noth israel, want them in our coalition. there are some problems between israel and palestine. it would make things more complex and we would not have been able to get a lot of our partners and allies that we got in iraq and afghanistan if israel had been part of that. they understand that. israel helped us with intelligence and other things. putting them in the coalition and having is really big on the ground in these countries -- putting them in this coalition and having israeli boots on the ground would have done more harm in these countries. president bush did not kill any soldiers, islamic terrorists did. we went to iraq for the right reasons. assad has usedt these chemical weapons that iraq had. they went straight to syria, ass ad has had been sent. we went in there for the right reasons. we underestimated what we needed to do after the initial attack. over the en
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Dec 2, 2013 8:00pm EST
. several democrats seek -- seven -- president obama to appoint an official it oversee the ongoing repairs of the website after jeffrey zines steps down. talk about if he is going to be replaced by the whitehouse department >> he came in to take over and manage this process once they were aware of the wb site problems. he is the ring leader all of the fix and things that needed to be changed in the website. he is going to move to a different position. we are not sure when. he is scheduled to take over in january. the whitehouse is going to replace him and we are not sure who or by whom. but the democrats say they want a long-term permanent person in this position so we know who is accountable. he was put in as the man in charge and we need to know who is the next man in charge >> we are talking with emily ethridge of cq rollcall. >> tank you for taking my call. medicare has been around for approximately 50 years. it started out to be a great program for the american people. but as time went by, the federal government would hack it here and there and before you know it, there is not
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Dec 5, 2013 2:00am EST
talking now about fixing and looking at ways where we could improve the implementation of health care. so it's great to know finally that we are moving beyond repealing obama care to finding common ground to make it work because it's the law of the land. thank you. >> thank you, ranking member. with that, without objection, this hearing is now adjourned. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] stanback good afternoon, everybody and welcome to the oversight committee subcommittee on assistance disabilities and affairs outcome can't order. for the past year, members of the subcommittee as well as full va initiatives on in order to fulfill the secondaries: disability benefits claims for 2015. vba implemented national initiatives within its regional offices, including challenging quality review teams come at those certification test them, simplified and fully developed claims. bba also rolled out technologies in the form of the veterans benefits management system and several other electronic projects as those two processing models for future again it might cross functional tea
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Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
i noticed it was the obama campaign in 07. we have the traditional notion that there is this weird allocation that he is secretly muslim and this is like an insane thing and he talks about it. this is very much the traditional political strategy. if you don't engage in crazy stuff it just kind of gets more people repeating it and then at some point they just realize through e-mail or words but also facebook everybody has heard this thing and they engage it frontally and tonight frontally. i think that's just a change in the way information travels. >> i'm curious about the role of traditional media and doing that because you talk about how large organizations will tweet something right away and then they have to sort of set that. is this sort of a new job? >> i think there are reflexes around standards and first of all tv networks, you just don't type something in less you have confirmed that yourself. it makes a ton of since when you can assume that none of your viewers have heard it so why go spreading questionable information to them and when you should assume that a lot of it w
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Dec 9, 2013 10:30pm EST
maximalist position. >> dr. brzezinski i notice that you tweeted about iran. you said obama carried the best team since bush baker and congress is becoming embarrassed by net now who's threats to tate >> i think there is something to that. [laughter] >> you talked about that. >> we are all engaged and one might decipher what might be the particular motives but it's fair to say that prime minister netanyahu expected the agreement and i think he was surprised that it did. a lot of people in this country are surprised in one has to take note of the fact that this was an agreement not just between the united states and iran all those will -- although those were the principle parties but agreement that involves russia, china and europe and that was a very important step forward in the sense that it creates a framework on which to build and permits these countries also to in a sense an outcome which is vaguely being previewed without being overly specific. i think we all have a common interest in iran not -- into a -- total social failure and the source of violence. i think that is shared by
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